Classic Mussels

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Classic Mussels
Mussels
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Mussels

Robert Wiedmaier, executive chef of Mussel Bar, Brasserie Beck, and Marcel’s, shares his recipe for mussels in the shell. There's nothing easier on a busy weeknight than steamed mussels. Warm up some garlic bread to sop up the flavorful broth.

2
Servings
765
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 pound mussels in the shell, cleaned and debearded
  • 1 cup dry vermouth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley

Directions

Heat the butter in a pot or heavy pan over medium heat. Cook the garlic and shallot until translucent, about 45-60 seconds. Add the mussels and vermouth and cover the pot.

When the mussels are almost open, about 1 ½-2 minutes, add the heavy cream and cover the pot. Once all of the mussels are open, about 2 more minutes, top with parsley and serve.

Cooked mussels can be eaten directly from the pot or pan or transferred to a wide-rimmed soup bowl. Keep covered until just prior to eating since they cool quickly.

Mussel Shopping Tip

Seafood shopping is quite easy in the general sense. Rule of thumb: if it smells fishy, don't buy. Fresh seafood should smell mild and more like the ocean and sea water rather than fish.

Mussel Cooking Tip

Looking for a quick mid-week dinner? Seafood is a safe bet. It's quick to cook and simple recipes can get dinner on the table in 20 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
55g
84%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
32g
100%
Cholesterol
242mg
81%
Protein
30g
60%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
655µg
73%
Vitamin B12
27µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14%
Vitamin C
23mg
39%
Vitamin D
0.9µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
36µg
45%
Calcium
160mg
16%
Fiber
0.3g
1.2%
Folate (food)
106µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
106µg
27%
Iron
10mg
54%
Magnesium
102mg
25%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
20%
Phosphorus
556mg
79%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
978mg
28%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
37.9%
Sodium
703mg
29%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
27.2%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
28%